Date Submitted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:11:31 GMT

LAW 1353 v00 : Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression, Sex Characteristics and International Human Rights Law

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LAW 1353 v00: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sex Characteristics and International Human Rights Law
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression, Sex Characteristics and International Human Rights Law
M 3:30-5:30p
Paper and Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum course and a clinic or another practicum course. Students may concurrently enroll in this practicum course and an externship.

This practicum course is open to LL.M. students, space permitting. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission.

Evening students who work during the day are encouraged to reach out to the professor to discuss whether this practicum course would be compatible with their schedules.

This is a four credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and two credits will be awarded for approximately 10 hours of supervised project work per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks. Both the seminar and the project work will be graded.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and project components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and project components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

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Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Fanny Catalina Gómez-Lugo is the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at Synergía - Initiatives for Human Rights since 2017. Prior to that, she worked as the human rights specialist coordinating the execution of the legal work, projects, and activities of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Persons (LGBTI) at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), since February 2012. She worked at the IACHR since July 2007, where she started as a fellow, for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women. Fanny is a graduate from Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela). She earned a LL.M. with a concentration in international law from McGill University, Canada. On a scholarship from the University of Chile, she pursued graduate studies in "Human Rights and Women: Theory and Practice". She completed the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at GLUC. She has collaborated with Human Rights Watch and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty, Georgetown University, where she teaches courses on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, and sexual and reproductive rights. For 2016-2018, she was the Adjunct Professor for the Fact-Finding Practicum of the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law, which focused on the rights of LGBTQ people in El Salvador and Guyana. 

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